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  • For the Love of Animalsby Kathryn Shevelow

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99

    The engaging story of how an unlikely group of extraordinary people laid the foundation for the legal protection of animals In eighteenth-century England?where cockfighting and bullbaiting drew large crowds, and the abuse of animals was routine?the idea of animal protection was dismissed as laughably radical. But as pets became more common,... more...

  • Farm Sanctuaryby Gene Baur

    Touchstone 2008; Not Available

    Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry. Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving... more...

  • Saving Mollyby James Mahoney

    Algonquin Books 1998; US$ 21.95

    The puppy was dying when James Mahoney found her. Molly was not the first dying animal the research veterinarian had seen. But Molly's struggle sent him barreling over rough Jamaican mountains in a borrowed car, searching for the equipment he'd need to save her. More than a story about a dog, this is the story of a rescued man. He asks himself questions:... more...

  • The Lucky Onesby Jenny Brown

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of  survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system. Jenny Brown was ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between... more...

  • Farm Sanctuaryby Gene Baur

    Touchstone 2008; Not Available

    Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry. Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving... more...

  • The Death of the Animalby Paola Cavalieri; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Harlan B. Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory... more...

  • Exposing the Big Gameby Jim Robertson

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Exposing the Big Game challenges the archaic, yet officially endorsed, viewpoint that the primary value of wildlife in America is to provide cheap entertainment for anyone with a gun and an unwholesome urge to kill. Portraits and portrayals of tolerant bears, loquacious prairie dogs, temperamental wolves, high-spirited ravens and benevolent bison... more...

  • The Irish Donkeyby Averil Swinfen

    The Lilliput Press 2004; US$ 7.28

    The donkey is an integral part of the Irish landscape and tradition. This new, enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1969 traces the evolution of the species from its origins in Africa and central Asia to its arrival in Ireland in the early mediaeval period, and the multiple uses to which it was put in transport and agriculture. The life... more...

  • Animals, Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethicsby Stephen Newmyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    This volume is groundbreaking in examining Plutarch?s views not only in the context of ancient philosophical and ethical thought, but also in its generally overlooked place in the history of speculation on human-animal relations more...

  • Diet for a New America 25th Anniversary Editionby John Robbins

    New World Library 2012; Not Available

    In what Frances Moore Lappé called ?a tender, not strident voice,? John Robbins makes perhaps the most eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever published. more...